USA files amicus brief in Fifth Circuit: Villas at Parkside Partners v. Farmers Branch

No. 10-10751, filed Dec. 13, 2011 : "The United States respectfully files this brief in response to the Court’s invitation to participate as amicus curiae. The Constitution and the Immigration and Nationality Act vest in the National Government the exclusive authority to regulate immigration...

Federal appeals court agrees Farmers Branch renters’ ordinance targeting immigrants is unconstitutional

Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Mar. 21, 2012 : "A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Farmers Branch ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting in the city. The decision by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans Wednesday...

Dallas Suburb to Ask for Full CA5 Review of Immigrant Rental Ban Case

"Lawyers for Farmers Branch asked Wednesday for a rehearing of the city’s immigration ordinance before the full 18-member 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The city’s ordinance banning [unauthorized] immigrants from renting in the city has been repeatedly struck ...

CA5: Farmers Branch Rental Ordinance Unconstitutional

"The Ordinance at issue in this case and passed by the active citizens of the City of Farmers Branch (“Farmers Branch”) seeks to regulate non-citizens who reside in the United States contrary to law. Farmers Branch, Tex., Ordinance 2952 (Jan. 22, 2008), permanently enjoined by Villas...

Farmers Branch Taking Immigration Ordinance to Supreme Court

"The Farmers Branch Town Council will appeal a lower court ruling on an ordinance that bans [unauthorized] immigrants from renting in the city. With a 3-2 vote, the Council decided to drag out what has been a seven-year battle for at least another year to pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court...

Hazleton, Farmers Branch Petition USSC for Writs of Certiorari

"A city in Pennsylvania and one in Texas have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether they are allowed to enact legislation preventing those illegally living in the country from renting property in their cities — and in the Pennsylvania city's case, from working there too...

News Excerpts From the Dec. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Municipalities Seek Review of Immigration Ordinances at Supreme Court | In late October, the cities of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Farmers Branch, Texas, filed petitions at the Supreme Court asking the Justices to review federal appellate court decisions striking down local laws targeting undocumented...

Supreme Court Declines Immigration Cases

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected attempts by towns in Texas and Pennsylvania to revive local laws that cracked down on illegal immigration. The court decided against hearing appeals filed by the towns of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania, which were seeking to overturn...